New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on the constitutional validity of Triple Talaq form of divorce among Muslims practised as part of their personal law.
A five-judge bench comprising judges from five religions, Chief Justice J.S. Khehar (Sikh), Justices Kurian Joseph (Christian); Rohinton Nariman (Parsi); Uday Lalit (Hindu) and S.A. Abdul Nazeer (Muslim) will adjudicate whether the court can tinker with Muslim personal law.
It must be noted that at the end of arguments on Triple Talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board submitted a draft nikanhama (marriage agreement) which will include that the bridegroom will not resort to instantaneous Triple Talaq to seek divorce. The board said a resolution to this effect had been passed and sent to all the kazis in the country. The Bench held sittings during summer vacation to decide the validity of Triple Talaq on a batch of petitions filed by Muslim Women’s Quest for Equality and others and hearing was completed in six days.